March 6-12, 2020
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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   Downtown Dining Weeks

RedhouseBlue Man Group
at the Landmark Theatre  
Thursday, March 12 - Sunday, March 15
SymphoriaSymphoria Presents Italian Symphony
at the Oncenter Civic Center  ( map )
Saturday, March 7,  7:30 pm
Cost: $20-$80, $5 for students, 18 and under free
SesameThe Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy
at the Oncenter Civic Center  ( map )
Thursday, March 12 - Saturday, March 14
Cost: $10
DiningWeeksDowntown Dining Weeks
Extended at ten restaurants
Ten restaurants have decided to extend their Downtown Dining Weeks menu offerings, at least until the end of this week. In some cases, the deals may run for another month!  

Click here to see a list of restaurants that extended their Dining Weeks specials and their menus. 

Oneyear1st Anniversary Celebration!
at Talking Cursive Brewing Co. ( map)
Saturday, March 7, 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Cost: Free admission

YogaFlowYoga Flow
at SKY Armory  ( map )
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cost: $18/class

DWCOpen Mic Night
at the Downtown Writers Center  ( map )
Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm

Cost: Free
ErieCanalSyracuse Stroll: Erie Canal Walk
Starting at the Erie Canal Museum  ( map )
March 9-11, 8:30 am

Cost: Free
SelfPromotion101Self Promotion 101: 7 Things You Can Do to Grow
at CommonSpace Work  ( map )
Wednesday, March 11, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Cost: Free
at the Everson Museum of Art  ( map )
Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 am - Noon

Cost: $28 for members, $35 for non-members
OHAWomen's Suffrage Exhibits
at the Onondaga Historical Association  ( map )
Throughout the month of March

Cost: Free
CentralLibraryFamily Fun at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

STEAM Car Kits
Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace

Onondaga Community College Q&A
Wednesday, March 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

at Talking Cursive Brewing Co. ( map)
Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cost: Free admission
at CNY Jazz Central ( map)
Saturday, March 7, 7:00 pm

Cost: $20
Hurricane Betty
at Maxwells ( map)
Saturday, March 7, 9:00 pm  
Cost: Free admission
Brothers & Friends
at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub ( map)
Sunday, March 8, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
Cost: Free admission
Jazz at the Cavalier - Scott Dennis
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown ( map)
Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Cost: Free admission
iphonographyThe Irish Session
at the Everson Museum of Art  ( map )
Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm

Cost: Free with museum admission

Syracuse St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 14, 12:00 pm

Spring Progress Breakfast: Entrepreneurial Initiatives
Thursday, March 26, 8:15 am

TAP Into the MOST
Friday, April 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Upcoming Events at the Landmark Theatre ( map )
Trolls Live!: March 21 & 22
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros: March 24

Events at the Redhouse Arts Center ( map)
Fences: March 26 - April 5

Upcoming Events at The Oncenter ( map)
Syracuse City Ballet Presents Cinderella: March 14 & 15
Aretha - Queen of Soul: March 20
Celtic Woman: March 22
Sister's Easter Catechism: March 29
Louis C.K.: March 29
The Bachelor Live On Stage: April 1

VolunteerUpcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Spring 2020

Downtown Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 25
Four shifts available, between 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
*Locations fill up very quickly, so register ASAP!

Downtown Living Tour
Saturday, May 16
11:00 am-1:30 pm or 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
TechgardeniSchool Hometown Networking
at The Tech Garden  ( map )
Friday, March 6, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

RainbowLoungeRainbow Lounge Returning to Downtown
Iconic cocktail lounge in the former Hotel Syracuse will return later this year

The Rainbow Lounge, an iconic cocktail lounge that many remember from the Hotel Syracuse, will return to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! The new Rainbow Lounge - to be revamped as an upscale steakhouse - will re-open in the first-floor space where the original restaurant opened in 1937. Plans call for the space to be open next fall. The new lounge will mirror the original, complete with a  circular bar, terrazzo floor, glass-block windows and multi-colored lights that inspired its name.   The Rainbow Lounge will be the hotel's third and final on-site restaurant. 

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ParadeSt. Patrick's Parade Plans & 
Traffic Alerts
Street closures on March 13 & 14
As the community prepares for the annual St. Patrick's Parade through Downtown Syracuse next weekend, please note the following street closures for your planning purposes:

The Ceremonial Painting of the Stripe: 
As local dignitaries paint a green stripe along South Salina Street, please note that the stretch between Washington and Erie Blvd. West, will be closed from 9:00 am to 10:15 am. 

The following times are estimates:
10:00 am
  • Erie Blvd. West, between Clinton and Van Rensselaer Streets
  • West Street off-ramps at Erie Boulevard West
  • West Water Street, between Franklin and Clinton Streets
  • North and South Franklin Streets, between Washington and Genesee Streets
  • South Clinton Street, between Genesee to Washington Streets, and from Jefferson to Onondaga
  • South Salina Street, between Fayette and Willow Streets
  • West Washington Street, between Clinton and Salina Streets
  • Erie Boulevard East, between Warren and Salina Streets
  • East Washington Street, between Warren and Salina Streets
10:15 am
  • East and West Fayette Street, between Warren and Clinton Streets
  • East and West Jefferson Street, between Warren and Clinton Streets
  • Harrison Street, between Warren and Salina Streets
  • West Onondaga Street, between Salina and West Adams Streets
  • South Salina Street, between Fayette and Adams Streets
The Parade will march down South Salina, starting at noon. As you make your Parade Day plans, the following Downtown venues are hosting activities:
St. Patrick's Parade Party 
at SKY Armory ( map )
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $10 admission, $5 for children 12 and under (includes live music and parade viewing)
The Parade Ends Here! 
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown  ( map )
Saturday, March 14, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: $10 admission (includes food and live music)
St. Patrick's Day Donuts 
at Glazed & Confused  ( map )
Saturday, March 14, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Menu price

CopCoffeeCoffee with a Cop Next Friday!
Share information with, meet the Syracuse Police Department officers working Downtown
You're invited to visit The Sweet Praxis (map) next Friday, March 13, between 8:00 am and 10:00 am for coffee and goodies, and to meet the Syracuse Police Department officers working in our Downtown neighborhood! Share information, ask questions or simply say hello, and connect with the Downtown team.  Coffee with a Cop events are hosted throughout the city as a way to engage with the community.